Montana

Designing for access in outdoor spaces doesn’t mean paving pathways
Designing for access in outdoor spaces doesn’t mean paving pathways
A reckoning with assumptions about who wants to spend time in nature.
How recreation boosts the economy
How recreation boosts the economy
From travelers to new residents, outdoor enthusiasts make an impact on the West’s bottom lines.
As grizzly bears proliferate in Montana, tourists follow
As grizzly bears proliferate in Montana, tourists follow
A small community navigates the challenges posed by enthusiastic bear-watchers.
Yellowstone snowmobilers suffer whiplash
Judge Emmet Sullivan reinstates a Clinton-era ban on snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks
Follow-up
$11 million is set aside for a nuclear trigger factory that Carlsbad, N.M., is hoping to host; Yucca Mountain, Nev., gets $580 million for nuclear waste storage; no extra water for the Rio Grande silvery minnow; Pentagon wins exemptions to environmental l
A cheer for runaway bison and the Rocky Mountain Front
The Rocky Mountain Front in Montana is precious land, and it is under threat from the Bush administration’s predatory energy policy
Butte ponders the power of Evel
Notorious daredevil Evel Knievel is the star of Butte, Montana’s "Evel Knievel Daze," but not everybody in his hometown looks up to him
Heard Around the West
Mountain lion kittens in trouble; Despair, Inc.; escaping buffalo in Great Falls; high country nudes in Issaquah; and Boo Boo Blodgett wins the Rez Car Parade
Western patriots are rebelling against the Patriot Act
Bozeman, Mont., is one of over 175 communities in the U.S. that have passed resolutions opposing the Patriot Act
Hell’s fires burn in the Northern Rockies
A Montana pilot flies a fire spotter over the western part of the state in one of the worst fire seasons she’s ever known
Digging through the dust of Libby
Journalist Andrea Peacock chronicles the tragic story of Libby, Mont., and its betrayal by the W.R. Grace Corp. in Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation
Everyone needs a place apart
Watching his children discover nature on the family’s land in central Montana, the writer remembers his own childhood special places on a Connecticut beach
Grizzly war
Wildlife biologists, environmentalists and Western politicians are engaged in a fierce debate over whether two decades of protection have so restored Yellowstone's grizzly population that the animal ought to be removed from the endangered species list.
1995: Did toxic stew cook the goose?
The deaths of 342 migrating snow geese in Montana's Berkeley Pit are blamed on the pit's toxicity by environmentalists, although the mine disputes it.
Home, home on the range … where neo-Nazis and skinheads roam
Montana Human Rights Network and attorney general's office fight against increasing influence and influx of radical right hate groups.
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